Julian M. Wise

Partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Julian M. Wise

Julian M. Wise

Partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Biography

Julian M. Wise has a wide breadth of experience representing institutional and non-institutional investors in complex commercial real estate transactions, including asset and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, structuring and negotiation of joint venture and preferred equity agreements, senior and mezzanine financings, intercreditor agreements, co-lender and participation agreements, loan portfolio acquisitions and dispositions and restructurings. His clients include private equity firms, major financial and commercial lending institutions, and developers and owners of commercial, industrial, retail, office, hotel and large-scale residential properties. Julian has represented clients in some of the most high-profile real estate transactions, including, among others, the developer/owner of the Hudson Yards project; a major national retail grocery chain in connection with its $2-billion financing of approximately 400 grocery stores and distribution centers in 14 states; a major private equity firm in the acquisition, financing and disposition of the Innkeepers hotel portfolio; a major private equity firm in connection with its multibillion-dollar acquisition of retail properties across the United States; a major private equity firm in over $1 billion in senior and mezzanine financings across the United States; a private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of AT&T’s Yellow Pages (a transaction that was secured by real estate and other assets located across the United States); a real estate fund in the acquisition and subsequent disposition of the Gucci Building located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif; and two lenders in connection with the financing of the purchase of the iconic Watchtower building in Brooklyn's Dumbo district. He also represented the owner/manager of 230 Park Avenue (the Helmsley Building) in its acquisition, recapitalization and financing of the property, and the building’s subsequent $1.2-billion sale, which was recognized as one of Real Estate Forum’s 2015 Deals of the Year and for which Julian was named to the publication’s list of 2015 Dealmakers.

Julian has a reputation among his peers and clients as a terrific negotiator and one of the best strategic lawyers. He is consistently recognized as one of the country’s leading real estate lawyers by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US (listings of the top lawyers in the United States) and New York Super Lawyers. Chambers USA describes Julian as offering a wealth of expertise across the real estate spectrum, creative, solution-oriented, very practical, very thoughtful and very thorough and as being highly commended for his extensive lending experience. The Legal 500 United States includes the following words of praise from a major investment banking client: An awesome attorney — my first choice on all deals. Julian is a prolific writer, publishing numerous articles in the New York Law Journal and a variety of other publications, including the Commercial Real Estate chapter of Business and Commercial Litigation in the Federal Courts (Thomson West, Fourth Edition). He is also a sought-after and active speaker at industry conferences on a wide array of topics including real estate private equity, restructurings, financings, distressed debt and industry trends. He recently moderated a discussion on Capital Market Activities Impacting the Real Estate Market at the iGlobal Forum 14th Real Estate Private Equity Summit and presented Interlender Arrangements: Current Structures and Risks at the SRZ 4th Annual Distressed Investing Conference. Julian is a graduate of Emory University and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

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Education
JD
Class of 1992

Fordham University School of Law (commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School) is a part of Fordham University in the United States. The School is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in that city.

BA
Class of 1989

Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools as well as one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb. Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: our scholars and experts generate more than $500 million in research funding annually, while also maintaining a traditional emphasis on teaching. The university is enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, and by collaboration among its schools, centers and partners.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Career History
Partner
Current

Founded in 1969, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP is a multidisciplinary firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London. As one of the leading law firms serving the financial services sector, SRZ regularly advises clients on investment management, corporate and transactional matters, as well as providing counsel on securities regulatory compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. They are a full-service firm with 14 practice groups whose combined legal expertise and business acumen provide a diverse client base with top-notch representation and service. They strive to build and maintain long-term relationships with clients by placing a premium on client service. To address every aspect of a client's business, it is not unusual for attorneys from multiple practice groups to be brought in on a matter.Their client roster includes a large and impressive array of institutional, entrepreneurial and individual clients, including public and private companies, investment banks, hedge and private equity funds, domestic money centers and foreign commercial banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, private investment partnerships, venture capitalists and pension funds. Their handling of widely recognized deals, including the sale of Chrysler Financial to TD Bank Group and the acquisition of Caritas Christi Health Care System-all extremely complex matters involving multitudes of lawyers working across practice areas-speak to their wide-ranging capabilities, from domestic and cross-border acquisitions to high-stakes litigations, multilayered financings, high-profile real estate deals, debt restructurings, and estate and trust administration, to name a few of the matters for which clients seek their services.

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Political Donations
$500
2010

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer at Advantage Capital Partners

$1,000
2010

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$1,000
2009

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

Transactions
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Keane Group, Inc. purchases C&J Energy Services, Inc.

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Genstar Capital Management LLC purchases BBB Industries, LLC from Pamplona Capital Management LLP

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Cerberus Capital Management LP purchases Club Exploria LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate
The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate
Events
Speaker
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
9th iGlobal Forum Real Estate Private Equity Summit

iGlobal Forum 9th Real Estate Private Equity Summit will be the premier platform to unite and network face-to-face with Corporate & Public Pension Plans, Insurance Companies, Private Equity Real Estate Firms, R.E.I.T’s, Real Estate Venture Capitalists, Investment Banks, Distressed Debt Firms and Investors, Hedge Funds, Real Estate Asset Management Firms, and Commercial Real Estate Executives & Advisors.

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The Waldorf Astoria-New York, NY
9th iGlobal Forum Real Estate Private Equity Summit

iGlobal Forum 9th Real Estate Private Equity Summit will be the premier platform to unite and network face-to-face with Corporate & Public Pension Plans, Insurance Companies, Private Equity Real Estate Firms, R.E.I.T’s, Real Estate Venture Capitalists, Investment Banks, Distressed Debt Firms and Investors, Hedge Funds, Real Estate Asset Management Firms, and Commercial Real Estate Executives & Advisors.

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Julian M. Wise is affiliated with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, New York Law Journal

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